Free Negro Bond for Reasoner
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Know all men by these presents. But we
Thomas Reasoner a free Negro as principal and
Guy K Kudd as security both of the county of
St Louis an State of MifsouriMissouri an holder and
family friend am obliged to the State of MifsouriMissouri
in the full sum of four hundred dollars to wit
the law Thomas as principal in the sum of
two hundred Dollars for himself and the said
Guy K Kudd as security in the sum of
two hundred Dollars for himself to the payment
of which we do bind our heirs executors and
administrators firmly by these presents
with of our hands and seals this fourth day May in the year of our Lord on thousand Eight hundred + forty three

The condition of this obligation is such
that whereas the said Thomas Rreasoner has this
day applied to the County Court of St St Louis County
in the State of Missouri for License to reside
in the said state as a free negro under the
provision of an act of the Legistature of Missouri
entitled as act more effectually to prevent
free persons of color from entering into the
state and for other purposes approved Feb 23rd 1843
Now if the said Thomas shall be of good
behavior during the continuance of said License
than this Bond shall be void, otherwise to remain
in good and full force and virtue



Thomas Reasoner


Guy K Kudd

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Thomas Reasoner
To Bond
State MifsouriMissouri

4th May 1843